Dr Clare Birchall is Reader in Contemporary Culture in the English Department at King’s College London. She is the author of Shareveillance: The Dangers of Openly Sharing and Covertly Collecting Data, (University of Minnesota Press, 2017), Knowledge Goes Pop: From Conspiracy Theory to Gossip (Berg, 2006) and co-editor of New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory (Edinburgh University Press, 2007). She has also edited special issues of the journals Theory, Culture and Society (Dec 2011) and Cultural Studies (Jan 2007). Her most recent research is concerned with the relationship between secrecy and transparency in the digital age and has given talks and keynote lectures in the UK, the EU and the US on this subject. Her forthcoming monograph, Postsecrecy: Opacity and Transparency in Datafied America will be published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2021. Dr Birchall is part of an EU-COST funded research network on Conspiracy Theories and was part of an ESRC-funded series of research seminars on privacy issues entitled ‘DATA - PSST! Debating and Assessing Transparency Arrangements - Privacy, Security, Surveillance, Trust’.